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Of course there are lots of reasons why I haven’t written.  Lots of property stuff, lots of personal stuff (grandmother passed away, been sick, jury duty) and lots of work stuff.  No new job as yet, but the current contract is keeping me busy.

I was in a real funk earlier today – absolutely miserable and very very tired.  As in, I woke up at noon and my first thought was, ‘I’m so tired’.  I kind of stuffed around all day, not doing much, but late this afternoon I actually got out into the garden and did some work.  I trimmed back both the plumbago plants in the front garden – they were looking really scruffy with their dead flowers hanging off – and then attacked the various little shrubby thingswe have around the place, that had got very leggy and overgrown. 

After all that I was full of beans and felt much happier, so I came in and made C dinner – two bacon and egg rolls, which he devoured.  I then decided I’d use the same pan I cooked the bacon with, and make spaghetti bolognese, which is just cooling now.  I’m hoping that cooking the mince in the bacon grease will make it taste extra good.  I don’t like the fat content of bacon (and in fact I don’t eat bacon at all for that reason) but as the mince was ‘gourmet’ low low low fat, it didn’t worry me as much as it normally would.  Plus the flavour should be an interesting addition.

Looks like tomorrow will be another day in the garden, given it’s a public holiday here in WA.  C and I have already organised C’s dad to lend us his trailer, so we can dispose of the garden trimmings.  I always feel better when I’ve done some gardening, so I’m looking forward to it.


Well, the sun was out for most of it anyhow.  It wasn’t hot, about 20 degrees C, but very pleasant.  We both spent some of yesterday and (most of) today in the garden.  Yesterday we finished weeding one of our garden beds, and heavily pruned one of our hibiscus plants back.  Just cutting up the hibiscus clippings took a couple of hours – it went from being about ten feet tall to about two feet.

Today C sorted out the retic in a new garden bed he and his dad finished not long ago (they did limestone retaining walls), while I dug out grass, pruned, and weeded.  The place is actually starting to look a helluva lot better.  This makes me happy 🙂

In other stuff, I looked at a couple of properties today (in between gardening).  Both of them need a LOT of work.  They both remind me of a one-bedroom unit we bought a few years ago, that needed every single thing replaced or repainted.  It was a shitload of work.  Haven’t talked to C about it yet, but I suspect he’ll want to pass, given the work required.  I’d be happy going for one of them, but we would have to get it at a really good price to justify the amount of work it needs – like, about a 20% discount on what they want.  We might be able to get one for a good price however as apparently the owner (same person owns both properties) has ‘over-committed themselves’ ie. got into too much debt.  We’ll see, anyhow.